Dr. Michael Feiz, M.D., FACS is highly sought-after for the gastric sleeve procedure. This surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, works in the following manner: the surgeon removes 75-85% of the stomach, and then refashions what remains into a structure that resembles a sleeve, in the shape of a banana. This significantly smaller and narrower stomach pouch greatly slows the intake of food, causing the gastric sleeve patient to achieve a feeling of satiety much faster. Consequently, the patient gets full faster, and stays full longer, leading to smaller meals and more time between each meal. Aside from the benefits of weight loss, this operation has been show to effectively address many obesity-related health conditions. In particular, recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that bariatric procedures such as the gastric sleeve may have even more of an impact on hypertension and Type 2 diabetes than traditional treatments.
More people are turning to Dr. Feiz for this procedure for a number of reasons. First and foremost is his unrivaled wealth of experience and in the field of bariatric surgery in general and gastric sleeve surgery in particular. Dr. Feiz is one of a select group of qualified surgeons in the United States who uses the advanced STARR Treatment to offer micro sleeve surgery, which offers the same results as traditional gastric sleeve surgery, but can be performed with ONLY A SINGLE INCISION. Not even laparoscopic surgery can offer those kinds of results. As you can imagine, Dr. Feiz’s method allows for a faster and more comfortable recovery period, and virtually no scarring (patients typically have one scar about as large as a freckle or a single grain of rice).
Dr. Feiz is popular not just because of his specialized technique, but also because of his reputation for a personalized approach to patient care. Weight loss surgery is not a simple or easy choice for anyone, and Dr. Feiz takes the time to fully explain the process and what patients should expect after surgery, both in terms of weight loss results and their own responsibilities for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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